StateWide Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
The Colorado Department of Education’s school-based SWAAAC teams provide multidisciplinary Assistive Technology services to enable students with disabilities equal access to the curriculum and full participation in their education and classroom. There are over 60 participating school districts and 500 SWAAAC team members across the state of Colorado.
SWAAAC Summer Symposium Call for Presentations
The SWAAAC program is actively seeking dynamic presentations that inform best practices in the fields of Educational Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. This 2-day conference features workshops, break-out sessions, and interactive intervals (formerly roundtables) addressing topics related to the academic support needs of students with disability. Selected presenters enjoy waived registration fees for both days. The deadline for submission is February 6, 2017. For a priority decision, submit your presentation by January 2, 2017. Submit your application today!
SWAAAC EduCamp 2016
You are in control of your own conference destiny! This is an unconference made for you, BY you. Join SWAAAC's second UNCONFERENCE in which the topics and breakouts are determined… By the SWAAACers & for the SWAAACers. Come prepared to actively engage in spontaneous, lively conversations, debates, and resource sharing that speak to the hot topics most relevant to your professional practice. The EduCamp will capture session highlights to compile a rich resource of information that will be posted on a dynamic Google platform on which participants can continue conversations and collaborate with colleagues. Register Today!
Did you miss the October Web Conference?
In case you missed it or just want to see it again, you now watch the October Web Conference on YouTube. This monthly web conference features Melinda Roden, PhD, CDE Special Education Assessment Consultant discussing Assistive Technology Assessment Accommodations. Topics covered include an overview of the assessments, what accommodations are and are not, administrative considerations, accessibility features, and ‘emergency’ & ‘unique’ accommodations, as well as how cloud-based accommodations are treated.
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The SWAAAC Central Office Has Moved!
Its official, the SWAAAC Central Office has finally moved! We are now located at:
1201 5th St
Suite 240, Campus Box 180
Denver, CO 80204
Alexandria Loan Bank
SWAAAC is excited to announce the launch of the new Alexandria Loan Bank. Anyone is able to view the catalog and browse the hundreds of devices available through the SWAAAC Loan Bank. Find out more information on how to use the Alexandria Loan Bank here. To borrow a device from the Loan Bank, contact your district's Team Coordinator.
Important Dates to Remember
SWAAAC EduCamp 2016
Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Auraria Higher Education Center, Tivoli Student Union
Dynamic Learning Maps Professional Development Modules
Symbols & DLM Core Vocabulary and Communication
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Location: SWAAAC Central Office
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